Paul K. Graham

Certified Genealogist SM

Accredited Genealogist ®

Georgia Courthouse Disasters

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Few places in the United States feel the impact of courthouse disasters like the state of Georgia. Over its history, 75 of the state’s counties have suffered 109 events resulting in the loss or severe damage of their courthouse or court offices. This book documents those destructive events, including the date, time, circumstance, and impact on records.

Each narrative account is supported by historical accounts from witnesses, newspapers, and legal documents. Maps show the geographic extent of major courthouse fires. Record losses are described in general terms, helping researchers understand which events are most likely to affect their work.


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Publication Details

Title: Georgia Courthouse Disasters
Author: Paul K. Graham
Publisher: The Genealogy Company
Publication Date: 2013
Size: 5″ x 8″
Pages: 72 (68 numbered)
Binding: Trade Paper (paperback)
Price: $5.99
ISBN: 978-0-9755312-9-7
Digital: also available for Kindle ($2.99)


Contents

Introduction
Genealogical Research Strategies
Sample (Walker County)

Counties Disaster Years
Appling County 1876
Baker County 1873, 1925, 1994
Baldwin County 1861
Bartow County (Cass) 1864
Bulloch County 1864
Burke County 1856
Butts County 1828, 1864
Calhoun County 1891, 1920
Carroll County 1928
Charlton County 1878, 1928
Cherokee County 1864, 1927
Clayton County 1864
Clinch County 1856, 1867
Cobb County 1864
Coffee County 1898, 1938
Colquitt County 1881
Crawford County 1830
Dade County 1853, 1863
Decatur County 1878
DeKalb County 1842, 1916
Dooly County 1847
Dougherty County 1940, 1966
Douglas County 1956
Echols County 1897
Emanuel County 1841, 1919, 1938
Fannin County 1936
Fayette County 1982
Forsyth County 1973
Glynn County 1896
Gordon County 1888, 1888
Grady County 1980
Greene County 1787
Gwinnett County 1871
Habersham County 1923
Hall County 1851, 1882, 1936
Hart County 1900, 1967
Heard County 1839, 1894
Jefferson County 1864
Jenkins County 1910
Lee County 1858
Lowndes County 1858, 1870
Macon County 1857
Marion County 1845
McIntosh County 1863, 1873, 1931
Meriwether County 1893, 1976
Miller County 1873, 1873, 1904, 1974
Mitchell County 1867
Morgan County 1844
Muscogee County 1838
Newton County 1883
Oconee County 1887
Paulding County 1864
Pickens County 1947
Pierce County 1875
Polk County 1864
Quitman County 1921
Screven County 1864, 1897
Seminole County 1922
Spalding County 1981
Stewart County 1922
Talbot County 1892
Telfair County 1934
Toombs County 1917
Troup County 1936
Twiggs County 1901
Waker County 1883
Ware County 1874
Warren County 1854, 1909
Washington County 1855, 1864
Webster County 1914
Wheeler County 1916
Wilcox County 1878
Wilkes County 1958
Wilkinson County 1828, 1854, 1864, 1924
Worth County 1879, 1880, 1893, 1982